Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ All-Time Rushing TD Leaders
The Bucs began play in 1976, coming into the NFL as an expansion team along with the Seattle Seahawks. And while Tampa Bay lost a lot of games to start out, including 0-14 in their first season, they eventually became contenders, and won their only Super Bowl bid, following the 2002 season. The Bucs, even being warm-weather team, have almost always been built on defense and a conservative offense, so they have typically had a strong run game. Here is a short list of the Bucs’ all-time leaders to date in rushing touchdowns:
Mike Alstott (58)—Fullback Mike Alstott played for the Bucs his entire career, from 1996 to 2006, and he ranks first in team history with 58 rushing touchdowns. Alstott had a career high 10 rushing TDs in 2001, but his best overall season may have been 1999, one of three seasons Alstott was a first team All Pro. That year, Alstott rushed for a career best 949 yards with 7 rushing scores; adding 27 catches for 239 yards and 2 more TDs as a receiver.
James Wilder (37)—James Wilder played for Tampa Bay most of his career, from 1981 to 1989, and he ranks second in franchise history with 37 rushing TDs. Wilder made the Pro Bowl in 1984, his best season. That year, he had career highs in rushing yards (1544), rushing touchdowns (13), receptions (85), receiving yards (685), and yards from scrimmage (2229).
Errict Rhett (24)—Errict Rhett played for the Bucs from 1994 to 1997, and he ranks third in team history with 24 rushing touchdowns. Rhett had his best season in 1995, when he had career highs in rushing yards (1207) and rushing TDs (11), adding 14 receptions for 110 yards as well.
Reggie Cobb (21)—Reggie Cobb played in Tampa from 1990 to 1993, and he ranks fourth in the team’s history with 21 rushing scores. Cobb’s best season was 1992, when he had career best numbers in rushing yards (1171) and rushing touchdowns (9); adding 21 receptions for 156 receiving yards.
Cadillac Williams (20)—Cadillac Williams has been with the Bucs, his only pro team, since 2005, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 20 rushing touchdowns. Williams had his best season his rookie year of 2005, but he has been plagued by injuries since. That year, Williams had career highs in rushing yards (1178) and rushing TDs (6), and added 20 catches for 81 yards as well.